Driver ditches moving vehicle, hides on roof, gets arrested
KENNER, La. (AP) - A Louisiana man who was found hiding on top of a roof after abandoning a car during a chase has been arrested.
A Kenner police Facebook post says a police officer observed Friday a vehicle that matched the description of one that may have been involved in vehicle burglaries. News outlets report the officer tried to conduct a traffic stop of the vehicle driven by 20-year-old Diamonte Beasley and, at some point, he accelerated and reached speeds over 70 mph.
Beasley eventually jumped from the vehicle, which crashed into a mailbox, and was captured hiding on the roof of a home. At the time of his arrest, Beasley was found with a handgun.
Police charged Beasley with aggravated flight from an officer and other offenses.
It's unclear if he has a lawyer.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Amid flurry of flood zone development requests, planning commission shoots down Burbank...
EBR, Ascension leaders announce joint proposal to improve drainage along Bayou Manchac
St. Helena schools set to reopen nearly a month after Hurricane Ida
Baton Rouge researchers optimistic Moderna shot will be deemed safe for kids
Blue Roof Program opens shop in Ascension